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Population (year 2000): 14,203. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,495 (-5.0% change)
Males: 7,380 (52.0%), Females: 6,823 (48.0%)

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Median resident age: 24.7 years
Median household income: $67,346 (year 2000)
Median house value: $343,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Princeton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.5%)
  • Hispanic (7.1%)
  • Black (6.4%)
  • Chinese (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Other race (2.5%)
  • Asian Indian (1.4%)
  • Korean (1.0%)
  • Japanese (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (7.3%), English (6.7%), German (6.5%), Italian (3.9%), Polish (3.3%), French (2.4%).New Jersey

Elevation: 215 feet

Land area: 1.8 square miles

Princeton,

For population 25 years and over in Princeton

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 60.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 39.6%
  • Unemployed: 42.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Princeton borough

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 3.5%

14.2% Foreign born (5.7% Europe, 4.4% Latin America, 2.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,131 (+17.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Trenton, (11.3 miles pop. 85,403).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (41.5 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: North, NJ (0.7 miles Princeton Junction, NJ (3.3 miles Princeton NJ (3.4 miles Kingston, Hill, NJ (3.6 miles Rocky Center, NJ (4.4 miles Plainsboro NJ (6.1 miles Heathcote, NJ (6.5 miles Lawrenceville, Meadows, NJ Princeton (6.7 miles

Latitude: 40.35 N, Longitude: 74.66 W

Area code: 609


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (33.8%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (15.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (13.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +17,538 (+123.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,181 (38.1%)


 

Crime in Princeton by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 1 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 7.0 0.0 7.0
Robberies 4 8 8 5
    per 100,000 28.2 56.3 56.3 35.2
Assaults 17 10 9 17
    per 100,000 119.7 70.4 63.4 119.7
Burglaries 118 100 102 88
    per 100,000 830.8 704.1 718.2 619.6
Thefts 515 404 349 390
    per 100,000 3626.0 2844.5 2457.2 2745.9
Auto thefts 5 4 10 1
    per 100,000 35.2 28.2 70.4 7.0
238.4 199.1 183.8 191.1

Average climate in Princeton, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Princeton,

Princeton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Jersey state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1990, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Princeton city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 tornado 32.8 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Daniel Pearl - (1963-2002), journalist, murder victim, Iris Chang - writer, William Bainbridge - (1774-1833), naval commander, Alvin Pearman - 2005 NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, born: Aug 10, 1982), Mary Chapin Carpenter - (born 1958), musician, Michael Bradley - Major League Soccer player (MetroStars, born: Jul 31, 1987), Noah Savage - College basketball player (Princeton Tigers).

Main business address for: OPINION RESEARCH CORP (SERVICES-ENGINEERING, ACCOUNTING, RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT), ORCHID BIOSCIENCES INC (IN VITRO & IN VIVO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES), MEDAREX INC (SERVICES-COMMERCIAL PHYSICAL & BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH), CYTOGEN CORP (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), MLM INDEX FUND ([6221]), BARRIER THERAPEUTICS INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), PHARMACOPEIA DRUG DISCOVERY INC (SERVICES-COMMERCIAL PHYSICAL & BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH), BEACON FINANCIAL FUTURES FUND LTD (INVESTORS, NEC) and 10 other public companies.


Hospital/medical center in Princeton:
  • MEDICAL CENTER AT PRINCETON (253 WITHERSPOON ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Princeton:
  • MERCER MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; TRENTON, NJ)
  • ST LAWRENCE REHABILITATION CENTER (about 8 miles; LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ)
  • CARRIER CLINIC FOUNDATION (about 8 miles; BELLE MEAD, NJ)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Princeton:
  • TRENTON MERCER (about 12 miles; TRENTON, NJ; ID: TTN)
  • MC GUIRE AFB (about 25 miles; WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ; ID: WRI)
  • LAKEHURST NAES /MAXFIELD FIELD (about 31 miles; LAKEHURST, NJ; ID: NEL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Princeton:
  • PRINCETON (about 3 miles; PRINCETON/ROCKY HILL, NJ; ID: 39N)
  • TWIN PINE (about 8 miles; PENNINGTON, NJ; ID: N75)
  • TRENTON-ROBBINSVILLE (about 12 miles; ROBBINSVILLE, NJ; ID: N87)

Amtrak stations near Princeton:
  • 4 miles: PRINCETON JUNCTION (WALLACE RD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: TRENTON (72 S. CLINTON AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: NEW BRUNSWICK (FRENCH & ALBANY STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 32 $199,337 $74,751 0 $0
Police - Other 11 $27,958 $30,499 0 $0
Streets and Highways 20 $82,350 $49,410 0 $0
Other Government Administration 8 $18,795 $28,192 7 $2,845
Solid Waste Management 4 $22,709 $68,127 0 $0
Financial Administration 4 $14,464 $43,392 5 $6,784
Welfare 1 $1,838 $22,056 1 $1,193
Health 5 $17,238 $41,371 2 $2,484
Sewerage 12 $44,898 $44,898 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9 $28,572 $38,096 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 19 $66,852 $42,222 2 $2,880
Fire - Other 4 $18,573 $55,719 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 6 $19,483 $38,966 2 $2,044
Totals for Government 135 $563,067 $50,050 19 $18,230
Colleges/Universities in Princeton:
  • PRINCETON UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 6,481; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.princeton.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (FT enrollment: 709; Location: 64 MERCER ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ptsem.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • RARITAN VALLEY FLYING SCHOOL (Location: PRINCETON AIRPORT RTE 206; Private, for-profit)
  • BERLITZ LANGUAGE CENTERS (Location: 400 ALEXANDER PK; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Princeton:
  • MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; West Windsor, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 4,445)
  • RIDER UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,201)
  • THOMAS EDISON STATE COLLEGE (about 12 miles; TRENTON, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,277)
  • THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY (about 13 miles; Ewing, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,176)
  • RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; SOMERVILLE, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,283)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE (about 14 miles; NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEW BRUNSWICK (about 18 miles; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; FT enrollment: 30,649)
Public high school in Princeton:
  • PRINCETON HIGH (Students: 1,253; Location: 151 MOORE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Princeton:
  • THE HUN SCHOOL (Students: 563; Location: 176 EDGERSTOWNE RD; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • STUART COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 541; Location: 1200 STUART RD; Grades: PK - 12; Girls only)
Public primary/middle schools in Princeton:
  • J. WITHERSPOON MIDDLE (Students: 683; Location: 217 WALNUT LANE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JOHNSON PARK SCHOOL (Students: 348; Location: 285 ROSEDALE ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LITTLEBROOK SCHOOL (Students: 348; Location: 39 MAGNOLIA LANE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • COMMUNITY PARK (Students: 340; Location: 372 WITHERSPOON STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RIVERSIDE (Students: 316; Location: 58 RIVERSIDE DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PRINCETON CS (Students: 278; Location: 575 EWING STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Princeton:
  • CHAPIN SCHOOL (Students: 327; Location: 4101 PRINCETON PIKE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WALDORF SCHOOL OF PRINCETON (Students: 221; Location: 1062 CHERRY HILL RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE LEWIS CLINIC AND SCHOOL FO (Students: 150; Location: 53 BAYARD LANE; Grades: UG - UG)
  • PRINCETON JR SCHOOL (Students: 131; Location: PO BOX 672; Grades: PK - 5)
  • PRINCETON FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 120; Location: 470 QUAKER RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HARMONY SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 139 VILLAGE BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • THE AMERICAN BOYCHOIR SCHOOL (Students: 78; Location: 19 LAMBERT DRIVE; Grades: 5 - 8; Boys only)
  • EDEN INSTITUTE INC (Students: 50; Location: 1 LOGAN DRIVE; Grades: UG - UG)
  • PRINCETON CHILD DEV INST (Students: 34; Location: 300 COLD SOIL RD; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Princeton:
  • PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,662,043; Location: 301 NORTH HARRISON STREET; 123,555 books; 10,664 audio materials; 6,897 video materials; 460 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Princeton: Fountain of Freedom (A), Clio Hall (B), Cloister Inn (C), Feinberg Hall (D), Hodge Hall (E), Hodge House (F), Ferris S Thompson Gateway (G), Holder Hall (H), Quadrangle Club (I), Pyne Hall (J), Nassau Hall (K), Alexander Hall (L), Prospect House (M), Firestone Library (N), Proctor Dining Hall (O), Murray Hall (P), Center For Jewish Life (Q), Frick Laboratory (R), Friend Center For Engineering Education (S), Chancellor Green Hall (T).

Churches in Princeton include: Trinity Church (A), University Chapel (B), Miller Chapel (C), Nassau Presbyterian Church (D).

Cemetery: Princeton Cemetery (1).

Parks in Princeton include: Cannon Green (1), Scudder Plaza (2), Palmer Square (3), Princeton Battle Monument (4).


Princeton compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Princeton:
  • WHWH (1350 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTTM (1680 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBUD (1260 AM; 5 kW; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM CENTRAL NEW JERSEY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Princeton:
  • WKXW-FM (101.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM CENTRAL NEW JERSEY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WNJT-FM (88.1 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BRD/CST AUTHORITY)
  • WPRB (103.3 FM; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • W220AG (91.9 FM; LAWRENCEVILLE, ETC., NJ; Owner: BUX-MONT EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOC.)
  • WWFM (89.1 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WPST (97.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WTHK (94.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WCVH (90.5 FM; FLEMINGTON, NJ; Owner: HUNTERDON CENTRAL H. S. BD. OF EDUC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • W245AC (96.9 FM; HARMONY TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WDVR (89.7 FM; DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: PENN-JERSEY EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WWPH (107.9 FM; PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ; Owner: WEST WINDSOR PLAINSBORO REGIONAL SCH)
TV broadcast stations around Princeton:
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNJN (Channel 50; MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CNG AUTHORITY)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • W25AW (Channel 25; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: WZBN TV, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)

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